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A Cup of Water Under My Bed

Retro Gay Lit

LGBTQ narratives set in the 'gay times' of yesteryear

Here is your chance to read fiction, biographies and historical selections set in gay times long gone. As you read them, rack up your nostalgia by listening to the lyrics of Fela Kuti and La Sonora Matancera or the sounds of Banjo music and Violin Blues by African American fiddlers. The combination will surely transport you to another time.

Black Like Me

The Politics of Otherness

Exploring the Consequences of Being Other in American Politics and Life

I first encountered the ideas of "Otherness" in the work of a Marxist Psychoanalyst, Julia Kristeva, who explicates the notion of the "Other" being a repressed part of the self.  I may demonize certain behaviors, races, genders, but I do so first by cutting off those parts of myself I project onto those I would call Other.  As a white man of great privilege, I am called by my sense of justice and ethical commitment to inclusiveness to try and understand what is happening to those who have been marginalized in society.

How to Be a Victorian

So You Want to Be a Victorian?

Nonfiction Books on Life in Victorian Times

There's something about the Victorian era that so many people - myself included - find enchanting and idyllic. I feel like every time that old cocktail party question "If you had to live in a different time period, which would you choose?" comes up, several people always gush "Ohh, Victorian London, definitely." Full disclosure: I have for sure been one of those gushing people at times. But then I thought Ehhh, would I really want to?

Adult Book Club

"The Hopefuls" by Jennifer Close

Join us Thursday, March 23, 2017 to discuss March's Adult Book Club selection, The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close.

Beneath a Meth Moon

Teens and Adversity

Realistic fiction about young people in challenging situations

Books geared toward teens encompass a multitude of subjects that speak to their interests, upbringing, and personal experiences. In the real world, young people endure challenges that force them to overcome obstacles they have no control over, or from circumstances they contributed to. The proceeding realistic fiction highlights teenagers navigating adversity with an emphasis on behavioral reactions or coping mechanisms that create more harm than good.

The Eye of the World

Westeros Withdrawal

Fantasy Series to Read While You Wait for the Next 'Game of Thrones' Novel

Listen, not all authors can be Stephen King or James Patterson, churning out one, sometimes two, books a year. Some writers just need more time to get their stories down in print.

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'Victoria' by Daisy Goodwin

Begins Jan. 15 on WETA-26

Kensington Palace, June 1837. A young Princess Alexandria Victoria is told that her uncle, the King, is dead and she is now the Queen of England. Her reign begins in the new novel Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.

The Gift of Nothing

Priceless Gifts

Picture Books That Counter Consumer Culture

Parenting amidst a commercial culture can be stressful, especially if you value imaginative play, frugality, ecological awareness, and the development of empathy.

Tyrell

Tyrell

Teen Book Review and Summary

By COE BOOTH

"A Gambler's Anatomy" by Jonathan Lethem

Adult Book Club

"A Gambler's Anatomy" by Jonathan Lethem

Pick up a copy of Francis Gregory's Adult Book Club's December selection, A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem.

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